What is another word for spasmodically?

132 synonyms found


[ spazmˈɒdɪkli], [ spazmˈɒdɪkli], [ s_p_a_z_m_ˈɒ_d_ɪ_k_l_i]

Spasmodically is a word that describes something occurring in spasms or sudden bursts. Some synonyms for spasmodically are erratically, fitfully, intermittently, in fits and starts, unevenly, unsteadily, jerkily, in spurts, and spasmodic. Erratically describes something that occurs randomly and unpredictably. Fitfully suggests something that stops and starts, repeated halts and interruptions. Intermittently indicates something that occurs at irregular intervals. In fits and starts describes a process marked by stops and starts caused by unpredictable obstacles. Unsteadily implies something that is not properly balanced and is likely to fall. Jerkily describes something that occurs with sudden, jarring movements. In spurts suggests an activity that alternates between being active and being inactive. Spasmodic implies something that occurs suddenly, unexpectedly, and stops just as suddenly.

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What are the hypernyms for Spasmodically?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

What are the opposite words for spasmodically?

Antonyms for the word "spasmodically" include consistently, steadily, and regularly. If something is done consistently, it is done in a manner that is dependable and reliable. If something is done steadily, it is done at a steady pace, without any sudden fluctuations or pauses. Regularly means that something is done in a predictable manner, according to a set schedule or routine. Antonyms for spasmodically indicate actions that are consistent, reliable, and rhythmic. These words can be useful for describing activities that are done in a more deliberate and measured manner, rather than in fits and starts.

What are the antonyms for Spasmodically?

Usage examples for Spasmodically

"Of course," and he moved his hands spasmodically-"Of course I've long expected I'd enemies."
"The Devil's Garden"
W. B. Maxwell
I crushed the letter spasmodically in my hand as I walked mechanically up and down the length of the dining-room, a rage of anger filling my brain and the blood thundering in my ears.
Victoria Cross
This is the real secret of true happiness in the conduct of our personal lives; to acquire self-control, to rule our desires and our passions, not harshly and spasmodically, but serenely, as one drives a car which he thoroughly understands.
"The Book of Life: Vol. I Mind and Body; Vol. II Love and Society"
Upton Sinclair

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